Small Bodies Near and Far (SBNAF): A benchmark study on physical and thermal properties of small bodies in the Solar System

  title={Small Bodies Near and Far (SBNAF): A benchmark study on physical and thermal properties of small bodies in the Solar System},
  author={Thomas G. Muller and Anna Marciniak and Cs. Kiss and Ren{\'e} Duffard and V'ictor Al'i-Lagoa and Przemysław Bartczak and M. Butkiewicz-Bkak and G. Dudzi'nski and Estela Fern'andez-Valenzuela and G{\'a}bor Marton and Nicol{\'a}s Morales and Jos'e Luis Ortiz and Dagmara Oszkiewicz and T Santana-Ros and R'obert Szak'ats and Pablo Santos-Sanz and Andr{\'a}s Farkas and E. Varga-Vereb'elyi},
  journal={Advances in Space Research},
Abstract The combination of visible and thermal data from the ground and astrophysics space missions is key to improving the scientific understanding of near-Earth, main-belt, trojans, centaurs, and trans-Neptunian objects. To get full information on a small sample of selected bodies we combine different methods and techniques: lightcurve inversion, stellar occultations, thermophysical modelling, radiometric methods, radar ranging and adaptive optics imaging. The SBNAF project will derive size… Expand

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